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The Broken Hill Proprietary Company Ltd. (BHP) of Australia agreed to sell its electric power business to Duke Energy in mid-December. The A$509 million (US$315 million) transaction involves power plants and transmission lines in Western Australia and New Zealand, part of a gas pipeline in Western Australia and a portfolio of other Australian and international development projects.
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As the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) leadership works to patch the transmission entity`s holes, others are eagerly pursuing new models for moving power through the region.
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The Consortium for the Intelligent Management of the Electric Power Grid (CIMEG) was awarded a three-year $1.5 million grant from the Electric Power Research Institute and the Department of Defense to develop an intelligent management system for the nation`s electric power grid. The system, which would operate in a manner similar to a computer network, would help ensure reliability in times of severe natural disasters or other crises. No system currently exists to protect the integrity of the na
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When the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Orders 888 and 889 in 1996, many considered them the kick-off for a viable, competitive market in wholesale electric power, and they were.
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The focus for most of the U.S. power industry is on divestiture, consolidation and-perhaps most impor- tantly-cost containment. Rethinking capital allocation is integral in the wake of restructuring initiatives and their continued push to competition. The variables factored into a company`s business strategies are now weighted differently, or are new ones not previously considered. The balance of future risk and reward tradeoffs depends on variables such as regulated assets vs. non-regulated ass